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October 5, 1964

Surgery of Facial Fractures

JAMA. 1964;190(1):82. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070140088032

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This volume fulfills a need for a definitive and reliable outline of the reconstructive surgery of facial fractures. As one of the esoteric specialties, maxillofacial surgery is ofttimes fogged by the attempts of the associated specialties to repair by gadgets or tricks, to offset a lack of proper surgical training. This book, a synthesis of principles and facts, is a splendid monument to the specialization in this field of reconstruction.

An excellent historical background develops the ideas now current and offers references for further investigation. The general principles of the field are outlined and include a necessary section on diagnosis, by both physical and radiographic examination.

The authors assume a certain fundamental diagnostic ability and surgical dexterity and offer a proper textbook and guide. Excellent photographs, superb drawings, and clear diagrams make the book in part a surgical atlas. Deletion of the usual multiple dental techniques, of little but historical

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